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September 18 2019

Most behaviours linked to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) begin in early childhood. NCDs, such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic respiratory disease and cancer, are the leading cause (75%) of deaths in Pacific Island countries and territories.

June 5 2019

SPC recently completed a training programme designed to build capacity of health professionals from the French-speaking Pacific Island countries and territories (New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia and Vanuatu). The programme consisted of four modules designed to improve participants’ skills in managing health promotion projects that target non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

March 29 2019

During the Food and Innovation Village (VAI) event, held at the House of Culture in Tahiti (French Polynesia) from 28 to 30th of March, Solène Bertrand-Protat, Non-communicable Diseases Adviser, launched the new book produced by the Pacific Community "Edible leaves of the Pacific". The aim of this publication is to enable Pacific Islanders to cook Pacific green leaves with nutritional benefits (vitamins and minerals) that we can grow on our own or found at a low-cost market.

August 20 2018

Sport-Santé” (Health through Sports) is a public health programme designed to encourage physical exercise as a way to control non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The eight-month pilot study in Tahiti allowed doctors to prescribe exercise classes for patients with NCDs (exercise prescriptions). Patients were referred to Maita'i Sport Santé, a network of sports trainers who design appropriate exercises for specific medical conditions.